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5 things to know about Kentucky Football Commit Lamar Goods



Earlier today the Big Blue Nation discovered one of the best defensive tackles in America will be a Kentucky Wildcat. Lamar Goods is not like most Kentucky football recruits.

1. Best D-Tackle Ever?

Well, not technically, but maybe? Rivals ranks Goods as the No. 13 defensive tackle in the 2020 class and No. 201 player overall. Marquan McCall is the only comparable recruit, slated at No. 194 overall by 247 Sports, however in McCall’s case, every recruiting service considered him an offensive guard.

Regardless of pecking order, it’s safe to say Goods is one of the best to ever roll the dice with UK in the trenches.

2. Goods is Canadian

Before moving to Connecticut last fall to finish his high school football career, Goods called Fort McMurray, Canada home. The small oil town in northeast Alberta nicknamed “Fort McMoney” is a 2,205-mile drive away from UK’s campus.

As a Canadian footballer, he made the under-18 national team at only 16 years old. Goods had the opportunity to play Team USA in the International Bowl in January of 2018. The defensive lineman picked off a pass to help Canadians demolish the Americans 44-26 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas.

3. “He’s a Moose”

That’s exactly how St. Thomas More High head coach Jeff Moore described Goods to the Herald-Leader. I only pray his teammates actually refer to the big Canadian as “Moose.” I will gladly wear a pair of moose antlers to Kroger Field in the fall of 2020.

4. Northeastern Connection

Unfortunately, the Kentucky football record book does not reveal where each letterman is from, making it difficult to discern if a Canadian has ever graced its roster. However, we can safely say he’s the first player from the northeast to commit to Kentucky since Josh Allen. That worked out pretty well for both parties.

5. Early Offer

Unlike the 11th-hour addition of Allen, Kentucky was on Goods early in the recruiting process. He received a scholarship offer from Kentucky before he made the move to the United States. Recruited by Brad White and Derrick LeBlanc, Goods was the No. 1 football player in Canada before transferring to the Connecticut prep school. When you see the 6’4″ 300-pounder move that fast, it’s easy to understand the hype.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

12 Comments for 5 things to know about Kentucky Football Commit Lamar Goods

  1. cats646
    8:49 pm April 8, 2019 Permalink

    Welcome home son!!

    • notFromhere
      10:57 am April 9, 2019 Permalink

      Wow! Welcome, Moose!

      Can’t wait to see what this young man does in Kentucky Blue! Our coaches are gonna make him even better

  2. pharmboy
    8:50 pm April 8, 2019 Permalink

    The last Canadian I remember was Raymond Fontaine, a LB in mid 2000s during Rich Brooks era.

  3. UKCatAttack
    8:59 pm April 8, 2019 Permalink

    I am confused by point #1. Best D-tackle ever?

    • satcheluk
      6:08 am April 9, 2019 Permalink

      Highest rated D-tackle to ever sign with U.K.

  4. Cokely53
    8:59 pm April 8, 2019 Permalink

    This kid looks like a hidden gem. Probably never got a chance to get a better ranking. Hope we hold onto to this one.

  5. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    9:03 pm April 8, 2019 Permalink

    You can’t underestimate a DTs willingness to chase down ball carriers.

    9:11 pm April 8, 2019 Permalink

    Alexis Bwenge was a RB from 2002 to 2005. He was born in Canada but I don’t know if he was living in the US when he was recruited. He scored a rushing TD and caught a 51 yard pass for a TD in the 7OT game with Arkansas.

  7. UKantholdme
    9:20 pm April 8, 2019 Permalink

    As we see far too often … long before the season he’ll sign with Florida or Georgia etc….. I’ll celebrate these “Yahtzee’s”… when we actually have them …… again far to often we get excited…….. for nothing …. GOBIGBLUE!!!

  8. tncatrn
    9:55 pm April 8, 2019 Permalink

    Looks awesome…just do me a favor and dont tell me when he decommits to play for Bama or Georgia…2019 class ok….2020…he gone…

    • mashburnfan1
      12:26 am April 9, 2019 Permalink

      How many de-commits did we have before Stoops and staff? Hardly none because we were their best offer as we reached for players. Now this staff is getting kids all the big dogs want, I’m fine with the de-commits. This staff finds talented players that often others don’t want, now they are getting in early on top rated players. More will start staying with us based on team and player development. Bet Mac Jones and Jarren Williams wish they would have stayed here.

  9. KYCat4EVER
    6:02 am April 9, 2019 Permalink

    Welcome aboard MOOSE!

    I’ve already got this kids tag line at UK Football Games..,